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  • New Democrat Coalition Statement on Trump’s Decision to Begin the Withdrawal Process from the Paris Climate Accord
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment, Oversight of the Administration

    President Trump announced the United States will begin the withdrawal process from the Paris Climate Accord, leaving America as the only nation to abandon the global effort to combat climate change. New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and NDC Climate Change Task Force Co-Chairs Don Beyer (VA-08), Elaine Luria (VA-02), Sean Casten (IL-06), and Susan Wild (PA-07) spoke out on the Administration’s announcement that it would begin the legal process for withdrawal, and stressed th... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer To Hold Northern Virginia Town Hall On Impeachment Investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced that he will hold a town hall on the impeachment investigation on November 21 in the auditorium of Alexandria’s T.C. Williams High School. Beyer will be joined by a panel of legal and national security experts, who will be announced in days to come as they are confirmed, to answer questions from constituents. “This investigation is one of the most significant events of my lifetime, and at this critical moment it’s so important to communicate w... Read more

  • Congressional Safe Climate Caucus Calls On President To Remain In Paris Climate Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment, Oversight of the Administration

    Congressmen Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Don Beyer (VA-08), co-chairs of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus, are calling on the Trump Administration to remain in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. In a letter to President Trump, the Members wrote, “As members of the Safe Climate Caucus, we write to express the importance of the United States maintaining its commitment to the international community by staying in the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Clima... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On House Passage Of Impeachment Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today after the House voted to pass H. Res. 660, which establishes procedures for open hearings as part of the impeachment investigation: “Today the House voted to let the American people hear directly from witnesses who saw President Trump engage in some of the worst abuses of power in the history of this country. “Republicans spent weeks complaining about a process that followed rules they created, and then nonsensically voted... Read more

  • Norton, Beyer Applaud Justice Department’s New Body-Camera Policy, Coinciding with Their Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) applauded the Department of Justice (DOJ) announcement yesterday of a pilot program for body-worn cameras by federally deputized task force officers. Under the new pilot program, “federally deputized task force officers [will] use body-worn cameras while serving arrests warrants, or other planned arrest operations, and during the execution of search warrants.” The DOJ said the program will go into effect in selected citi... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On The Passing Of Gerald Baliles
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer released the following statement today on the passing of former Virginia Governor Gerald Baliles: “Governor Jerry Baliles was a unique and exceptional governor, who translated his thoughtful reflection into powerful public policy. His is the landmark transportation investment and reformation of the 20th Century. The governor devoted enormous energy to the mental health challenges of Virginians, arguing that these affected every family. Never without a book under his... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On House Passage Of Resolution Recognizing The Armenian Genocide
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer released the following statement today after the House passed H. Res. 296 “Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide” with a near-unanimous bipartisan vote: “Recognizing the Armenian Genocide has always been the right thing to do, and it is now more important than ever. The House needed to take this important step as we witness the ugly specter of ethnic cleansing in the same region, this time against the Kurds in Northern Syria. “Genocide scholars... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On Ways And Means Committee Passage Of Legislation To Lower Drug Prices
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy

    Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) released the following statement after the House Committee on Ways and Means passed H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, earlier this week: “When the American people elected Democrats to lead the House of Representatives, we promised to lower the cost of health care and prescription drugs. This week, we made critical progress to make good on that promise,” said Rep. Beyer. “H.R. 3 takes concrete steps to level the playing field for American consumers wh... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer Votes to Pass SHIELD Act to Protect the Integrity of U.S. Elections
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Yesterday, Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) voted to pass H.R. 4617, the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act. This strong, commonsense legislation takes decisive and bipartisan steps to fight foreign interference in our elections by strengthening reporting requirements, closing loopholes, and deterring foreign activity in U.S. elections. Its passage builds on the bold action House Democrats took to close dangerous gaps in our voting security by passing H.R. 1, t... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer Presses FAA On Airplane Noise In Arlington
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) sent a letter to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration expressing concerns about its recent announcement to make changes to flight paths at DCA to accommodate Secret Service needs without giving meaningful consideration to community interests. Beyer urged FAA to delay implementation of the proposed changes to DCA flight procedures in order to engage the community. Beyer wrote: “I write with concerns about the “Prohibited Area 56 National Security ... Read more